2006 - - 2006 MLB Draft Selection (9th Round/Philadelphia Phillies)... Earned third save of the year with three innings of work vs. Virginia at NCAA Regional (6/3); allowed one run on three hits with four K's ... Earned second save of the year retiring all three batters he faced with two strikeouts in 6-3 win over Vanderbilt (5/20) ... Earned fourth win with a relief appearance in 6-3 win over Ole Miss (4/15); pitched 1.2 innings allowing two runs on two hits ... Worked 3.2 innings of relief and allowed three runs on five hits in 7-6 win over Alabama (4/9) ... Pitched 4.2 innings of relief to pick up first SEC win in 12-2 victory at LSU (3/31); allowed just one run on three hits with three strikeouts ... Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts to pick up a save in 4-1 win over Florida (3/24) ... Pitched three innings of relief with three strikeouts and just one run and two hits allowed in 12-8 win over Auburn (3/17 ... Pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts and just one hit and one walk allowed in 10-4 win over Quinnipiac (3/10) ... SEC Pitcher of the Week after a career-high 5.2 scoreless innings of relief with seven strikeouts to earn win in 6-2 win vs. Clemson (3/4 ... Pitched 1.2 scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts in 6-3 win over Duquesne (2/26) ... Picked up first win of season in relief of 5-2 win vs. Radford (2/18); worked two scoreless innings allowing one hit and striking out three
... Opening day starter for Carolina vs. Elon (2/10); pitched four innings allowing two runs on five hits with two strikeouts.
2005 - Appeared in 14 games with one start compiling a 3-1 record with a 3.54 ERA, 21 strikeouts and seven walks in 28 innings pitched ... Pitched three scoreless innings of relief to earn first career save in 6-1 win over Georgia (4/3/05) ... Pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless relief to pick up a win in 6-5 victory over Clemson (3/13/05) ... Tallied first career victory with 5.1 innings of relief allowing just one run on four hits of a 7-4 win over Radford (2/20/05) ... Pitched for the Wilmington Sharks in the Coastal Plains League last summer ... Named to 2005 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Above 3.0 GPA both semesters 2004-05.
2004 -- Medical redshirt in 2004 after appearing briefly in three games...Pitched 2.2 innings with no record... Above 3.0 GPA both semesters 2003-04...Dean's List fall of 2003.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Played four seasons at Hopewell High School in Huntersville, N. C., under Coach Jamie Billings ... Earned all-state honors senior year with a 1.20 ERA ...Played 2003 summer with the Diamond Devils team in Charleston under Coach John Rhodes.
PERSONAL -- Born Andrew Winston Cruse 5/31/84 ... Parents are David and Lynn Cruse ... Both parents attended Mercer University ...Has two older sisters, Katie and Emily ... Chose Carolina because of the reputation of the baseball program and the business school ...Hobbies are music, fishing and cars ... Favorite foods are steak and mashed potatoes...Favorite actress is Sandra Bullock ... Favorite actor is Steven Segal.